In this episode, Niki, Natalia, and Neil discuss the life and legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Here are some links and references mentioned during this week’s show:
- At age 87, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died earlier this month. Natalia referred to historian Jeffrey Melnick’s Twitter thread on the appropriative nature of the term “Notorious RBG” and to the book by the same title. Niki recommended reporter Danielle Kurtzleben’s coverage of Ginsburg’s legacy and endorsed Howard Fineman’s characterization, in the Washington Post, of Mitch McConnell as the “apex predator” of American politics. Neil commented on Michelle Goldberg’s analysis in the New York Times. Natalia recommended Rebecca Traister’s article about the significance of RBG’s cult status.
In our regular closing feature, What’s Making History:
- Natalia discussed Stephanie Winston Wolkoff’s book, Melania and Me.
- Neil recommended the new podcast, Racket: Inside the Gold Club.
- Niki talked about the importance of registering to vote and recommended two books: Carol Anderson’s One Person, No Vote and Ari Berman’s Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America.